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Representation of Body and Aesthetic Understanding in Dance -Focusing on the Concept of Goodman’s Symbol and Deleuze’s Sign

Ilhwa Na 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to explore the method of aesthetic understanding about dancing body images and expressions of movement shown in dances based on the concept of Goodman and Deleuze. Goodman thinks art as a symbolic system such as language and classifies symbols of art centering on the concept of reference. On the other hand, Deleuze redefines the meaning of signs and conducts a creative reading of Proust's novel to reveal, that signs of art express the essence through senses. Applying their discussions to dancing body, this researcher classifies symbols of dance into a system similar to language according to the concepts of denotation and representation, exemplification and expression, and suggest that dancing bodies can be viewed as sings of art expressing senses. This study is significant in that it reconsiders the cognition of traditional aesthetics and illuminates the value of knowledge implied by the artistic expressions of dance.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.